Berners Tavern

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Berners Tavern, a restaurant by chef and restaurateur, Jason Atherton is a gathering place for all day dining and entertaining, breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and late supper. Located at The London EDITION Hotel, on Berners Street in central London’s Fitzrovia, the restaurant is accessible via a separate street entrance. Phil Carmichael, who has cooked with Jason for over ten years, is heading up the kitchen, creating a contemporary British menu, inspired by the traditions of Great Britain and featuring the very best produce that the British Isles has to offer. Berners Tavern celebrates traditional and iconic British dishes including the heralded Sunday Roast and Afternoon Tea.

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AP
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made my birthday incredibly special and memorable. They also were very accommodating given some of the party were late.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely magical restaurant and ambience
I could not have asked for a better night

m
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The location, decor and staff are lovely - attentive, funny, excellent. The problem is the food and the cost of the food. It's just not that great in terms of menu selection and quality. And it's hugely over-priced. Please note, if the food is amazing, I'm happy to pay the premium. But it's just okay. nothing special. And I think the cost should reflect that. I was surprised that it was so ordinary and extremely small portions. I felt a little bit robbed to be honest. But again, lovely staff and beautiful place.

RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service needed some work. Drink orders forgotten.

CK
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Didn’t like that the sommelier aggressively tried to up-sell. Food was decent but nothing special. My sirloin steak was well cooked but not particularly flavourful. Chips were pretty bog-standard. Broccolini was well cooked but,again, unexciting. For a restaurant with a high end interior, champagne cart and old-school service it needs to be delivering something more I terms of its food offering. That, or make it more casual and relaxed. Didn’t quite hit the mark for me.

MF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent place and quality food, only small setback is the music which is a bit loud and a bit different compared to the wished ambiance of the restaurant, otherwise perfect!

FI
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning place with a lively crowd. Music a bit loud. The service is exceptional and the food quite delicious. I had the Sunday roast in my case roast sirloin served with a roasted carrot, potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, horseradish cream sauce and a side of peas, pearl onions cooked with lettuce. Nice bread and butter served as well

s
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Nice service from front desk to bar, to table and Somme. Sadly ruined by an obnoxiously loud large booth table behind that wasn't dealt with - not a place for special/event dinner for 2. Apologetic staff, but somewhat helpless - where's the Maitre' D ?!

CA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is a stunning mix of elegant grandeur and contemporary design and provides a stunning backdrop for a most delicious meal all delivered with fantastic service. My friends, who hadn’t been before, were blown away.

MJ
London
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regardless of the time of day this dinning room visually delivers the WOW factor ... the team at Berners deliver incredible food and service ... always perfection 👌🏻

F
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Keep this for best. It’s a place to take your time and enjoy. It’s so beautiful and you are treated so well.

SC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a fabulous night here. The venue is stunning, great ambience. The staff were really attentive , food was very nice but my only complaint was that it was not very warm which was a shame.

OT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault this place. From start to finish it was amazing. Especially their signature cocktail!

c
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience with excellent service but not too intrusive. Food was gorgeous. They even brought me a birthday surprise. One of the staff came and sang happy birthday and say with us for a few moments - so funny and much appreciated. I
I especially love the champagne trolley and want one at home!

L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall, food was great and serving staffs were very attentive. Only one thing was, who seemed to be a floor manager bluntly came over and asked if we have booked the table. and when I said yes, she went away without another word and never came back. The staff at the door checked and let us in, surely there was no need to check with us again and not so rudely.

GA
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful afternoon tea, couldn't fault it if I tried!

NH
London
109 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love it here. Great menu and comprehensive wine list. Fantastic service from very friendly and highly attentive staff. Understandably popular and always busy.

KB
London
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berners is one of my favorites, always go when friends are in town. Cod is great, the BLT salad is also good! The crab toast and steak were good too. We split the baked alaska between four and was wonderful. Som always has great wine recommendations.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Sophisticated ambiance, great service and food. Not inexpensive but that is to be expected.

PP
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I booked this restaurant for a special occasion and we could not have been made to feel less special. The food was lovely, but the staff were arrogant and rude and we were made to feel like we weren't important enough to be dining in their restaurant. Save yourself the trip and if you want someone really special dine in the restaurant of the Charlotte Street Hotel instead, where you will find actual class, not just arrogance.

AD
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Average food very expensive steak had a funny aftertaste

DS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive, but you het what you pay for. I personally prefer somewhere quieter so that you can chat but if you are looking for great food, excellent cocktails and great service in a lively atmosphere then this is perfect.

SC
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect location for an evening dinner. Start with a drink at the bar situated alongside and then enjoy the first class service in the restaurant. The service is attentive without being stifling, with plenty of staff on hand to help in any regards. We started with the octopus salad which was just enough to share, followed by the Filet and Rib-eye steaks. The steaks were perfectly cooked with the Filet in particular having incredible texture and flavour. All of this within an incredible atmosphere due to the room and furnishings, although not 100% sure about the choice of music but maybe thats just personal taste.

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at Berners Tavern and it continues to be as awesome as the last. We love all of Jason Atherton’s restaurants but this has to be our favourite. Unparalleled good and service. Deserving of its 5 stars.

G
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! I went there with my parents to celebrate my graduation. Was offered free glasses of champagne and a cake to help us celebrate this special day! Amazing service and food make Berners my favourite place!

SP
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious breakfast and a lovely chocolate cake/mousse for my friend’s birthday 😋

I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place it beautiful! The Mac and cheese dish with the meat was amazing! Service was great. We will definitely be back.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast, impeccable service and such a lovely environment. I'll be back for sure

JS
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best experience I ever had in a restaurant, and I travelled a lot.
Be back soon, for sure!
Thank you for the lovely service and food.

BB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Hostess’s pretentiousness set the night off to a poor start. (We were warned we had the table for 90 minutes only.) The sommelier was great, but the service was otherwise lacking — having to beg repeatedly for them to bring utensils, side dishes, etc. Good wine selection, but food was just average at best. More about glitz than experience. Love the decor, but otherwise not up to London standards. Far better options out there.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendship reunion

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C
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an incredible dinner at Berners Tavern, everything was faultless from beginning to end. As soon as we enter the restaurant, the welcoming and lovely staff made us feel comfortable and relax. Stefano did a fantastic job, he’s very knowledgable with the food. All the dishes we ordered are extremely tasty. The chic decor is very impressive. I simply love this restaurant! Just lovely in every way. We will definitely come back again!

AB
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Berner's Tavern for brunch lunch and dinner before, this was the first afternoon tea. I have reccommended and book it for a group of close friends. They did not want to leave. the service was impeccable, all the young waiters so keen to be as perfect as possible. Maitre was the perfect hose. Food was delicious, mise en place and chinas of top quality. Needless to say the dining room adds the wow factor you hardly find anywhere else in central London. bravo to the whole team!

FJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Lovely dining space -especially inviting on a miserable November day. Limited enough food menu and sadly no set menu on Saturday ( not clear when I made the reservation). Cheese plate was a big disappointment- £16 for 3 cheeses, no choice given and no explanation of what was served. Disappointing and a bit underwhelming.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We had gotten lost and upon arrival the hostess scolded us for being late, said our table was given away and then one minute later had us ushered to a table in the bar section. At that point, our waiter who barely spoke English seemed to be confused with many parts of our order, including my pregnant friend asking for a mocktail, that ended up being a smoothie. He made quite a big deal of how we wanted our courses, and then proceeded to serve them opposite then our request. We had to beg for someone to serve us another drink. All the food was extremely bland, and not cooked throughly. The ambience was quite amazing, along with the decor, the only exception being the staff that seemed bothered by us. We won’t be recommending to friends visiting London.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and even more amazing service

GM
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love coming to Berners Tavern, it is such a treat and such a beautiful venue. The only niggle would be that it took ages to get our bill and then paid - it was 9am and not that busy and we were near the waiters station.
but, I love it and will always keep coming!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Such a beautiful place and a perfect team !

MP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El sitio es un espectáculo, la comida y el servicio inmejorables. Super recomendable!

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A
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Berner’s Tavern. The food was good and the whole place had a great vibe. It was my husband’s 65th birthday and the chef duly obliged by presenting him with a candle lit dessert. One thing which we didn’t like was the way our wine glasses were whipped away from the table: a. Before we had all finished and b. When there was still some wine in them. The waiting staff was great with the food service, ensuring that everyone had finished eating before they asked if they could clear the plates off the table. There seemed to be an obsession with the drinks waiting staff/men in suits to clear glasses away. At one point, I was the only person at the table with a glass as everything as had been cleared away. I found that unacceptable.